Come and Gather Around, Class!
Alright, we know good and well there are a million hair vendors all over this Internet who are mainly doing the same thing. But all of them just aren’t cut out for this business! Now, if I may add, Private Label Hair Extensions is by far my favorite hair vendor!
They have fantastic customer service, great products and over so much! Sadly, every hair vendor can’t be on their level, and I’m here to help you out with that!
When you have a hair vendor, it’s important to make sure you have the best one. There are just way too many options out there for you to settle with a company or person who isn’t doing their best to serve you.
Selling hair extensions has begun to be one of the top businesses in America today. Although, it’s a business that’s mostly on the Internet, it’s slowly branching out to storefronts. As its continually evolving, and more people hop on the bandwagon, its important for consumers to spot out the fakes and know when its time to find a new hair vendor.
Continue reading below as I go through such tips and advice on different ways to tell if you need a new one!
Hair Quality Begins to Decrease
Let’s be serious, there are hair vendors who start out doing the right thing, but they don’t always stay on that course.
So many people get scammed when looking for a hair vendor, its crazy! Some may ship out one batch of good hair, and then all other shipments, have poor quality.
One of the biggest talked about issues that people have over their hair extensions is that some of them shed! Who wants shedding hair? That’s a sure difference between low price hair extensions and higher price. Quality means everything and if your hair vendor is selling low-quality bundles, then its time to ditch them and find a new one, soon.
But also understand that some level of shedding may occur, but if its over the norm than that’s an issue.
A lot of the vendor customers don’t wear the hair product they sell, but they should. Because it’s far better for the buyer to notice an issue versus waiting for their customer to say something and now they look like the bad guys. Quality of hair is the number one importance a buyer should be concerned over. It only makes sense for you to buy and wear the hair you sell.
Test it out; wash it, color it, detangle it, etc. If you’re selling hair extensions, you must know all about it and love it because your customers will trust you.
So if the quality starts decreasing, change vendors!
Vendor States No Washing Is Needed
If for whatever reason, you missed that fine print you supplier sent you when you first started with them, and it says anything about not having to wash the hair, run!
If your suppliers’ main focus is on how you should care for the hair, then it’s because they are hiding something. What happens a lot of times is that hair vendors will put a coating or a chemical on the top of the hair extension that is supposed to prevent shedding and to tangle, but it’s a scam.
There shouldn’t be a coating of any kind on the hair. The way you can find this out is by washing your hair extension when you receive it. Once the hair is clean, the chemical will rinse out, and you will be able to see the true essence of the hair you purchased.
Now, if you wash the hair and can tell a coating was put on then you need to find a new hair vendor.
The last thing you want is for your customers to find that information out and they suspect it was you!
Vendor Prices Skyrocket
I get it, prices don’t stay the same forever, but that doesn’t mean they can go up at any time.
There are too many stories on hair vendors randomly increasing prices. If you’re a new buyer to a supplier and within 60 days their rates rise, run. As a new buyer, the prices they told you should remain the same for a good while before they go up.
Even when prices begin to increase, it should be reasonable amounts. When I say normal, I’m speaking on fees may go up for a few dollars along with other quantities, but never drastically.
A drastic price change, for example, would be, if you’ve been paying $170 for 30 bundles and now the price becomes $250; that is drastic, and it happens! If you like your supplier, I would recommend talking to them about it to find out why the prices went up without notice.
If they work with you then great, but if they don’t then you should start walking away!
Your Customers Begin Complaining Excessively
If it ever comes a time where your customers begin complaining too much about the hair they were given, then its time to find a new supplier. Don’t forget you are only the middleman and can do so much!
The main thing that some buyers don’t think of is their reputation. If your customers begin complaining too much or even start leaving nasty reviews, it can cause damage to your brand. It will be very wise to make sure your customer service is excellent and that you are ensuring the customer that they can trust you.
However, if your customers complain too much and you’re not able to resolve their issues, then you will have to search for a new supplier. Because you’re the middle man and just supplying the hair to them, if they have too many issues then you know you have a problem.
Don’t allow your brand to get tarnished over something your supplier did!
Vendor Begins to Ship Orders Late
“Hey, I just wanted to know has my order shipped yet?” says many people who have patiently waited for their paid merchandise but still hasn’t received a shipping email!
Remember, you can’t ship your customer’s orders until you have first received your order! Otherwise, you have nothing to send them. You are only the middleman, but the middleman still has to make it seem as if everything is coming from you. If your supplier continually is having a hard time shipping your order out, then it is time you find a new one.
When you’re searching for a hair vendor, one of the top things to look for is if they are reliable and dependable. Of course, they very well could be that way in the beginning and then change later.
Now, nothing is perfect, so if they ship your order out once or twice in a couple of months, I think that’s okay. However, if it begins to a habit, then find a new supplier.
Vendor Doesn’t Return Calls or Emails
PSA: It doesn’t matter what line of business you’re in, or what you’re doing in life, communication is vital! It’s even more critical when you have to rely on someone!
As a buyer, if you don’t have a clear, direct line of communication with your supplier than its time you find a better one, soon
I understand people get busy, but there should be a standard of a one to three day period when you hear a response back from your supplier. When your customers begin asking you questions that you can’t answer, and you also have to wait a while for an answer, that’s a big issue.
There may be a day where you have a customer that is requesting a particular curl type or length, and you will need to know if they carry it or not. Depending on whether you hear back fast enough may depend on if you have a new customer or not. Is it worth losing a potential new customer over lack of communication? No, it’s not.
You should be your supplier’s top priority no matter what.
So, Do You Need a New Hair Vendor?
As you can see, there are many ways to tell if you need a hair vendor. Some are obvious while some you may notice over time.
When you have a hair vendor, you must make sure you have one of the best. Like I mentioned earlier if your hair vendor isn’t reliable or trustworthy or even has terrible hair, which can very well mess up your brand. Because your customers depend on you, you must find a hair vendor that is reliable.
One of the most significant benefits of the hair industry is that it’s very saturated. But saturation isn’t always a bad thing. As far a hair vendor is a concern it means there are many other suppliers out there for you to pick from who will give you the service you need.
You don’t have to stick with one hair vendor because you think that is all you can find. Do your research and make sure you are only dealing with the best!
Have you ever had to cut off your hair vendor? If so, I would love to hear your story down in the comment section!